As a professional Basketball Training company, LAABWORK has become well-known and respected throughout the North Carolina and the East Coast. We have developed our own unique training methods, all aimed at syncing the body and mind in preparation for competing against the best. We believe that a rigorous training system not only develops physical strength, but also the mental stamina required to compete at the highest levels of the game. At LAABWORK, we keep up with the latest training techniques and methodologies, and consistently push my our athletes to the limit.
“Perseverance, secret of all triumphs”
Where Iron Sharpens Iron
LAABWORK is a revolutionary multi-sport training organization that offers dynamic, innovative and customized programs for coaches, organizations, athletes and their families.
We have attracted the attention of athletes of all ages and skill levels from all over the world - becoming a premiere destination for beginners, collegiate, international and professional athletes. LAABWORK offers specific men and women's physical and mental training in the basketball, baseball, football and adaptive sports.
WHAT IS THE LAAB
The Acronym L.A.A.B. means, "living with abilities and learning athletic behaviors".
We call it the "LAAB" because our training method is controlled experimentation transformed into an exciting developmental experience.
We giuide our athletes through a process of organized experimentation that creates an understanding of their unique skill-set and body type. That skill-set is then cultivated to maximize that individual's athletic potential.
LAABWORK seeks to work alongside community organizations that have a community focused vision and whose mission will have a positive impact on the lives of our community's youth.
We hope that by collaborating with great organizations our collective efforts will become a powerful tool to teach our youth life's lessons and to help them reach their full potential in all endeavors.
What OUR Athletes Think...
What OUR PARENTS Think...
"We have work with Coach Bates and LAAB works for over 6 years. He is a wonderful motivator and mentor to all of my children. His training knowledge is amazing, but that is such a small part of his program. He knows his students and how to motivate them to bring out their best on the court, in the classroom and navigating life. Coach Bates has been trained to help students with injury rehab but also how to train to prevent further injuries. He has been a blessing and we consider him like family."
- Kelly Silver
“After hearing about Coach Bates and how awesome of a trainer he is, I brought my daughter to LAABwork. After 1 day, I saw improvement and now my daughter would rather be in basketball training instead of leisure activities. LAABwork has taught my daughter the fundamentals of basketball, which is something she didn't have before. Now she has more structure and understanding of the game. She spends more time with her ball and than anything else now. I highly recommend LAABwork to anyone who is serious about playing basketball.”
- Roschelle Taylor
"LAABWORK has been such a positive force in my son's growth toward manhood. He has changed so much in the last year. He has become more confident in everything he does. He seems so much happier and he is a different animal on the football field as well as the basketball court. Coach Bates truly has a gift and I am so thankful that he became part of our lives these past few years. My family truly appreciates what Coach Bates has done to make our son's life better. I went to one of my sons' football games and there were at least four dads that came up to me bragging on him, telling me how much better and quicker he has gotten and I got to tell ya it made me feel really good!"
- Daniel Cooke